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The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

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A book by Donald Maass

The Career Novelist is like having your own personal literary agent on your bookshelf!

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Author: Donald Maass
Publisher: Heinemann
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  • Oct 5, 2008
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Millions of people have written a novel and want to get it published. Some of them grow frustrated with the business of commercial publishing so they self-publish and have a garage full of product that they are trying to sell--mistake in my view. Others send out their novel a few times to an agent or publisher, gather some rejection slips and put away their dream work into a desk drawer.

With the wisdom in this book, you don't have to take either step. Instead you can gain the wisdom and insight from this former book editor, novelist and successful literary agent.

As Maass writes for the final sentence of his introduction, "Solutions, strategies, knowledge, practical plans, damage control, managing success . . . in short, the path of the career novelist. That is what this book is all about."

Where you get your wisdom about novels and the business of publishing is critical in my view. Get this book. Read it once, flag pages and highlight them. Then read it again. It's worth that sort of careful study in my view. Highly recommended for the seasoned and would-be novelist.

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